Cleanser VS Cleanser:Battle of the Brands

Hi Dolls!

I wanted to share these two products with everyone because I found the outcome of these two products to be quite shocking.

Let’s start off with Philosophy’s cleanser Purity.  This product can be purchased at Ulta, Sephora, and maybe even Macy’s.  This product runs from $11.00-$55.00USD (SUPER EXPENSIVE!) In my pictures I have the $11.00 bottle that can fit right in the Palm of your hand.  For those who don’t know the hype around this product (which is just utterly ridiculous!)  I will fill you in now!


Purity made simple one-step facial cleanser is our award-winning cleanser, loved by all for its multitasking, 3-in-1 approach to cleansing. purity made simple gently cleanses, tones and melts away all face and eye makeup in one simple step, while lightly hydrating. skin is left feeling perfectly clean, comfortable and balanced.

  • deep cleans pores and eliminates makeup build-up
  • natural oil extracts help condition skin
  • fragrance-free formula

As you can see this product is a 5 star product, and it is even backed up by Allure Magazine.  But this is not the way I found out about this product.  More then one YouTuber I have watched at some point has this product in their routine of washing/cleansing their faces.  From the details above this product basically just melts away all the makeup on your face when you wash it. (Now if that’s not amazing I don’t know what is!)


Purity is white/clear as you can see from the picture above.  When applied to your face it comes out fragrance free.  Don’t get it in your mouth because it leaves such a bad taste, and even after taste in your mouth that lingers for quite some time.

Now onto the Pur-lisse cleanser that I have received in my July’s Ipsy bag. I was so disappointed when I opened up my Ipsy bag, and saw this product in there.  For one I never heard of this company/brand before, and I  I said to myself “Oh another face cleaner, big woop!”.  But there was nothing I can do to change it so I gave it a try anyway!

Now never hearing of Pur-Lisse before I was intrigued to see what in the world this company is all about, so I did my research.  For those who have never heard of them before here is a quick little breakdown. Pur-Lisse can be found on their website, Amazon,Ipsys, and Birchboxes websites.

Brief description of their brand:

pūr~lisse blends traditional Chinese beauty rituals of yesteryear with today’s French skincare technology. The result — a coveted pure and effective skincare system in sophisticated, functional packaging for your modern lifestyle.pūr~lisse offers superior age prevention, healing hydration and skin-soothing products—the perfect companions for those with sensitive skin, as well as anyone who wants to respect their complexion. We put as much thought into the effective ingredients we include as to the harsh ingredients we don’t.


This one was also a small size only 1 Fl. ounce, and can fit right in the palm of my hand like Purity.  The texture, color, and fragrance resembles Purity to a T! Its white/clear, it has no smell and also leaves a bad aftertaste in your mouth!  I didnt purposely taste both of these products LOL my boyfriend basically dorwned me in the Purity, and I got some in my mouth with the Pur-lisse.

The product websites states this:

Appreciate your skin, don’t irritate it. Cleanse the day away in one simple step with this sulfate-free blend of Soy Milk, Whole Oat and White Tea. This gentle cleanser leaves your face silky soft, without a trace of impurity. The 4-in-1 sulfate free & non-drying formula gently washes away dirt and makeup (even mascara!), while soothing and toning skin.

The outcome:

I bought the purity about a week before I recieved the Pur-lisse so I had some time to really try out PURITY, and let me just say it does what its supposed to do! Takes all the makeup off your face, BUT THE MASCARA! That really annoyed me because I was so excited about finally finding a product thats supposed to take off ALL my makeup, but I guess not LOL so I took off my mascara the usual way I take it off, and thats with Almays Longwear & Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Pads.

When Pur-lisse came I was super excited to try this one because it said something on the bottle that Puritys did NOT say!

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“Gently washes away dirt & makeup (EVEN MASCARA) soothes, and tones skin)

You had me at even takes away mascara.

I purposely put on my makeup after receiving this bottle so when I was ready to shower I was all ready to try it!

This did something that Purity did not do in the first place, it took off my mascara.  This has now been my go to face wash for taking off my makeup.  The mascara just runs off your face, and it is the most amazing thing ever.  I know longer need to scrub away the clumps, and chunky-ness of the mascara all over my lashes.

The winner of Cleanser Vs. Cleanser:Battle of the Brands  is going to go to Pur-Lisse!


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25 thoughts on “Cleanser VS Cleanser:Battle of the Brands

    1. I love that this product works for everything else but mascara. But I love that theres something that takes off everything in one shot =)


  1. I love Fresh products but I just cannot justify spending that much money on any of their stuff! I think I mentioned before but Boscia is my go to brand; better quality, better ingredients and like half the price! LOL ❤

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    1. Yeah there was no way I was spending $55 on purity without trying that $11 bottle first. Thank god I didnt go out, and just buy it because in my opinion it isn’t worth it! I am loving this Pur-lisse product, and right need to purchase it in the future. But I am also going to check out your product too now I’m interested =)

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      1. Yasss, I am the same way. I did that with the Dry Bar shampoo.. so glad I didn’t go out and spend $30 on a bottle of POO and conditioner because I hated it!

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      1. I just checked the stuff that was up for points and there wasn’t anything that great. I already had a couple of what they had lol. Hopefully they put some new stuff up there soon!

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      2. Yeah I check there every now and then and I have a lot of points saved up too lol. Hopefully they get some really good stuff up there soon!

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      3. I know! I already have the Pixi Bronzer and theBalm’s Nude Dude shadow in ‘Flirty’ and I don’t really want to get the other one ‘Fit’. Come on Ipsy! Lol!

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      4. I got theBalms bronzer from Birchbox this month too that’s so funny, and tarte from Ipsy. I am all bronzered out now thanks subscription boxes LOL PS I nominated you for the creative blogger award XO

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      5. Yeah I also have theBalm’s Desert Bronzer too. I am so bronzered as well! I kind of wish I could have tried Tarte’s but that’s okay lol. Thank you so much for the nomination! That is so nice of you! I will be sure to check out your post! ❤ xo

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  2. Pur-lisse is worth trying! Thanks for sharing! Some days I’m just really lazy and like you I need a great cleanser that does absolutely everything!

    The one that I use to cleanse all the makeup away (including mascara) but the packaging doesn’t really sell it) is the Pevonia Phyto-Gel Cleanser! It works for me each time. 🙂 if you’re in the US I think they give away samples if your ask and they’ll send you a small tube but remember to ask for other recommended samples. I also use their gentle eye makeup remover. Pevonia’s organic so I don’t mind leaving it on my face for a longer time

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    1. I have never heard of this company before I am definitely going to have to check them out! I am so lazy when it comes to taking off my makeup because its such a process, but if theres something out there that will do it all at once, and in half the time count me in!

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      1. Pevonia is an organic spa brand (found in luxury hotels and resorts worldwide) formulated in Switzerland and manufactured in the US. 🙂 If you are in the US, you should contact them. It’s a really good brand..

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    1. Thank you so much! I am really enjoying this cleanser so I hope you enjoy yours just as much, and please let me know how it is =) xo


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